Tral: A sixteen-year-old militant was among two Fidayeen killed in a gunfight with Indian forces in Lethpora area of Awantipora tehsil in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Sources said that Fardeen Ahmad Khanday who was a son of a police constable was among the two Fidayeen killed in the day-long firefight.
He was a resident of Nazneenpora area of Tral.
Another militant killed in the gunfight was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Baba, son of Ali Mohammad Baba of Drubgam Pulwama.
Earlier, police said that heavily armed militants launched a pre-dawn suicide attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, killing five personnel of the force and injuring three others.
Two militants who had taken cover in a building block in the camp were killed in the subsequent operation, said an official.
“Two heavily armed militants stormed the camp at about 2 am. They were armed with under-barrel grenade launchers and automatic weapons. They were challenged by camp sentries,” he said.
The official said they suspect the presence of third militant inside the CRPF camp. “The operation has been suspended because of darkness,” he said.